The last song
Sep29

The last song

He had had a nice tenor voice and he was still madly in love. He had learned many love songs for his wife. Also when a cruel war forcibly separated them for a long time. And of course, when they managed to cross the borders and got together again. He had wandered thru Europe and learned many languages to sing his love. I was with him in the hospital one sunny morning. He knew he was dying. His blue eyes were closed most of the time....

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Muddy Literature
Sep29

Muddy Literature

The picnic finished abruptly when a sudden storm fell over the spot where the family was having lunch under a tree, close to the river bank. Screaming and laughing they picked up their things in a hurry and went away in their carriage towards the big house. He was left behind on the ground. He couldn’t scream: wait for me! He had many things to say but had not a loud voice. Always quiet and patient, this time his silence had left him...

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Frame
Sep29

Frame

The fasçade of the Guggenheim Bilbao seen from the inside Frame In the featured image, the inside of the building framing the views of the...

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The wedding
Sep29

The wedding

My parents got married in Zagreb (Croatia) the 22nd November of 1943 in an almost empty church during a bombing. My dad wrote in his diary how when they were approaching the altar an enthusiastic Franciscan played the organ. The solemn chords of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, were overcome now and then by the thunderous explosions of the bombs falling in the southern quarter of the city where several planes were trying to destroy a...

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Saved by the ghost
Sep29

Saved by the ghost

Alicia didn’t realize how late it was until the deep silence began to scream to her. You’re all alone here. Scared, she closed the book, turned off the computer and rushed out of her cubicle hoping to find some colleague to go with him or her towards the bus stop. A dangerous man was on the loose in the campus. He had already assaulted ten female students and teachers, always at night. She had been extra careful, never going out alone...

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